Geocaching.com.au being blocked by ACMA

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RobWinmar
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Geocaching.com.au being blocked by ACMA

Post by RobWinmar » 01 April 09 12:34 am

Has anyone else got this message when trying to open www.geocaching.com.au? Is it Stephen Conroy's policy at work? It's bizarre:
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This Website has been blocked by ACMA<BR>

Why has this website been blocked and removed?<BR>

This website 'Geocaching Australia' at the internet address of http://geocaching.com.au has been blocked by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. <BR>

This is due to: 'Inappropriate content (Nudity) without Age Verification Controls' under Schedule 5 and Schedule 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, specifically the following urls:<BR>
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga0337 entitled 'Nude Up for a Smiley by Cached'
<BR>This block does not currently extend to the following websites in the geocaching.com.au domain:<BR>
http://forum.geocaching.com.au<BR>
http://wiki.geocaching.com.au<BR>
ACMA is currently in discussion with the administrators of Geocaching Australia and their legal representatives.<BR>

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Post by Bronze » 01 April 09 1:08 am

http://geocaching.com.au/blocked/

"Look, mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky!"
Goodbye Blue Skies.

Cached's fault for hosting porn.

Could be the date too. :wink:

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Edit: Link added.
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Post by Team Red Roo » 01 April 09 1:09 am

It looks ok now, though I had that message a few minutes ago. Interestingly, the displayed url appeared to be from the GA website :roll:

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Post by Bronze » 01 April 09 1:46 am

Minister Stephen Conroy wrote:"I don't want to block political content, (I've) never said we were going to block political content.''
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Source:http://www.news.com.au/technology/story ... 39,00.html

So... What about Nude Politicians? How are you going to filter that Steve?

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